February 20, 2024
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Inexperienced Bay Packers tight finish Tucker Kraft appeared to align with Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud when it got here to religion and being open about believing in God and Jesus Christ.

Stroud talked about his religion on Monday as he wrapped up his first season with the Texans. Kraft commented on a put up about Stroud’s remarks.


Tucker Kraft, middle, of the Inexperienced Bay Packers celebrates with teammates after scoring a 2-yard receiving landing towards the San Francisco 49ers within the NFC Divisional Playoffs at Levi’s Stadium on Jan. 20, 2024, in Santa Clara, California. (Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Photos)

“I’m not saying I’m on the identical degree as CJ, nonetheless if a teenager flips on the television and watches me and decides that perhaps sometime they need to be similar to me; I hope that their dream additionally brings them nearer to our lord and savior. We now have imperfections. However we should preserve the religion,” Kraft wrote.

Stroud informed reporters he obtained reward from across the league about how open he was.

“I’m not doing it to look cool. I’m doing it as a result of that’s what God referred to as me to do,” the rookie quarterback mentioned, by way of FOX 26 Houston.

Not like Stroud, Kraft’s religion wasn’t a subject of dialog going into the divisional spherical.

Stroud’s religion was introduced up within the days forward of the playoff recreation because the “Sunday Night time Soccer” X account posted a clip leaving out the quarterback’s feedback about Jesus Christ. The put up didn’t present the remarks however as a substitute had Stroud speaking about his love for the town of Houston.

Tucker Kraft of the Packers is tackled by Tyrique Stevenson of the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Area on Jan. 7, 2024, in Inexperienced Bay, Wisconsin. (Patrick McDermott/Getty Photos)


After the Texans’ loss to the Baltimore Ravens, he mentioned he’ll lean on his beliefs in his time of peril.

“It’s what I lean on by means of thick and skinny,” Stroud informed reporters. “I do know I’m upset proper now, however I’m actually simply blessed trying again on this yr, this chance we had at present to play in entrance of tens of millions of individuals. I’m simply actually grateful to God on all of the alternatives He’s blessed me with.

“I’m simply gonna lean on Him and I do know that this isn’t the top for me. It’s plenty of extra soccer for me to play, and I’m simply excited for that. And I’m tremendous blessed with the fellows who I lined up with each week this yr. And I’m simply actually grateful to God on how a lot he’s introduced me from – I can go all the way in which to once I was a child to school to Week 1 to now. I’ve grown as an individual and as a person of God in plenty of other ways. I’m simply actually blessed for that.”

CJ Stroud leaves the field

C.J. Stroud of the Houston Texans leaves the sphere after the AFC Divisional Playoff recreation towards the Ravens at M&T Financial institution Stadium on Jan. 20, 2024, in Baltimore. (Kirby Lee/Getty Photos)


The rookie tight finish scored a landing for the Packers towards the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday.

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